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Go to: Diplomat disciplined over Pope memo is named

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This interests me..."Papal aides believe the Government’s choice of non-Catholic staff typifies the “lack of respect” being shown towards the first ever state visit by a Pontiff"

So... HMG has to assign catholics to the papal visit team to show sufficient respect to Benedict. That is frankly outrageous. The overblown sense of entitlement really is breathtaking.

I wonder if the Israelis or Jordanians put catholic only staff on the case when The Pope visited their countries? Clearly, a visit to Saudi Arabia is out of the question.

Three cheers to Anjoum Noorani. Get him on the after-dinner speaking circuit

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 12:41:00 UTC | #463332

Go to: Pope 'could cancel UK visit' over 'offensive' Foreign Office memo

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The papacy has previous on how to deal with governments that upset them. Didn't they get very pissed off with King John back in the early 13th Century? I have a suspicion they might be toying with the notion of placing us under an Interdict.

I can hardly control my indifference

Sun, 25 Apr 2010 20:05:00 UTC | #462792

Go to: Pope 'could cancel UK visit' over 'offensive' Foreign Office memo

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"Senior Papal aides suggested the Foreign Office had not taken strong enough disciplinary action against those responsible for the document.....
No-one has lost their job over the memo, which was sent to Downing Street and at least three Whitehall departments, and the civil servant who authorised it has simply been moved to other duties."

Perhaps the FO has simply taken a lead from how the Vatican deals with such appalling crimes. How can the Pope possibly be offended by this? Surely, copying is a very sincere form of flattery?

Sun, 25 Apr 2010 19:11:00 UTC | #462764

Go to: Son Of Fred Phelps' Speaks In Opposition

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@atheismwars2010

Are you a follower of the loving god the Christians always bang on about?

Sat, 24 Apr 2010 08:17:00 UTC | #462360

Go to: Richard Dawkins takes on the creationists

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I am pleased to note that it is the religious who are "strident" this time.

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 10:34:00 UTC | #446531

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